Does anyone know what "chulisimo" means? It was posted as a response to a post on Facebook; a response to someone from Spain.

  • Hello, welcome to the forum! We have a translator at the top of the page for one word translations such as this. - rac1 Jul 19, 2012
  • I don't think that the translator would help with this one. - --Mariana-- Jul 19, 2012
  • When I used it, it translated as "very cute". - rac1 Jul 19, 2012
  • Rac, beware automatic translators.. - annierats Jul 19, 2012
  • Well, while machine translation can be chancy, looks like it nailed this one. ;-) - DJ_Huero Jul 19, 2012

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

"Chulo" in slang refers to someone who is cute, hot, good looking, etc., so "chulísimo" would mean very cute, etc.

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Chulo can mean a pimp. High risk word anyway, with many associations.. Best avoided, even if rac says it means cute. It does seem to mean cool in some places but I think we need a native here.. Mostly it sems to mean super cool.

  • I guess it won't be word of the day anytime soon! lol - 0095ca4c Jul 19, 2012
  • Haha, I don't say it means cute, the SD translator did. - rac1 Jul 19, 2012


Bienvenido al foro dallady,

Good question amigo -a. I've never heard it called slang but I won't contest that. The important answer here is, "chulo" means cute directed to a male because of it ending in O. "Chulísimo" is the superlative form expressing that male is the most cute aka cutest. I've never heard a negative connotation to this word by itself, however, the phrase "papi chulo" is used to describe a "pimp". Hope that helps! =]


DJ ((( d(-_-)b )))

Edit: The most common words for "cool" in the popularity sense are "chido" & "chévere". I just noticed this is involving Spain and I know their word for "cool" is "guay".

  • Thanks DJ, I've actually never heard it, seems it is usually super-cool, except when it's abit attractivly warm, perhaps.. - annierats Jul 19, 2012
  • Well, my Spanish is based on Mexican, Cuban, & Puerto Rican influence. That's what I'm around most, however, I've conversed with others just not with that word. ;-P - DJ_Huero Jul 19, 2012
  • (I can't speak for others... especially Spainiards jeje) - DJ_Huero Jul 19, 2012


''Chulisimo'' is ''great'' or ''cool'' I speak spanish ._.

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  • Welcome to the forum, I see you just joined us. Thanks for your input! You should fill out your profile so we can know you better and how to base your feedback. =] - DJ_Huero Jul 19, 2012


In the Spanish speaking Caribbean (Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico), CHULO is used as adjetive, generally to describe a male who acts as "pimp" or "gigolo".

The word CHULO / CHULA is most genereally used to describe something or someone as "COOL".

The examples below will show the difference

Alan es tan chulo (Alan is so cool)

Alan es chulo (Alan is cool or Alan is cool to be with)

Alan es un chulo (Alan is a pimp or Alan is a gigolo)

Los niños disfrutaron de un paseo chulo y divertido. (The kids had a fun and cool trip)

Chulísimo or Chulísima is used to describe anything or anyone that is "cool" or "the coolest"

Eg. Eso esta chulísimo (It is so cool or It is the coolest)

Eg. La idea de Alan esta chulísima. (Alan came up with the coolest idea)

Its worth pointing out the superlative of CHULO meaning pimp or gigolo is not chulísimo but "CHULAZO"

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